Alfred "Centennial" Johnson

Sailor, Deceased Person

1846 – 1927

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Who was Alfred "Centennial" Johnson?

Alfred "Centennial" Johnson was a Danish-born fisherman from Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1876, in a 20-foot sailing dory, he made the first recorded single-handed crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, landing at Abercastle in west Wales as a celebration of the first centennial of the United States. Local author Rob Morris has also written a book about the crossing called Alfred "Centennial" Johnson.

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Born
1846
Denmark
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Gloucester
Died
1927

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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